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Geek Love Audiobook

Geek Love

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Publisher's Summary

No one wants to be a victim, but most find the event too hypnotic to ignore. In order to save their traveling carnival from bankruptcy, the Binewskis are creating their own brood of sideshow freaks. Under Al's careful direction, the pregnant Lil ingests radioisotopes, insecticides, and arsenic to make her babies "special". As the oldest daughter, albino dwarf Olympia, puts listeners in the ring-side seat, her family's incredible drama erupts and spills over into the "normal" world.

Not for the squeamish or faint of heart, this brilliantly daring novel is shocking and delightful. Christina Moore's vibrant narration conspires with Katherine Dunn's evocative, energetic prose to shock us at seeing something of ourselves in these exotic characters.

©1998 Katherine Dunn; (P)1999 Recorded Books

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    debbie14075 07-22-16
    debbie14075 07-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not a book I would recommend."

    This is too far out there for me. The language and issues are extreme and upsetting at times.

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    Pseudo-Rosa New Orleans, LA United States 07-14-16
    Pseudo-Rosa New Orleans, LA United States 07-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Terrifically Twisted"

    From start to finish, this story is incredibly dynamic! You become so enthralled with the family and their interactions, you become less concerned with the extraordinary nature of their lives. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and very much look forward to the movie!

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    Amy 05-02-16
    Amy 05-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Unexpected at every turn!"

    What a story this was! Just you thought you knew the characters something unexpected and surprising happens!

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    A. Swinney Washington, DC 03-10-16
    A. Swinney Washington, DC 03-10-16 Member Since 2016

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    "One of a kind"

    As disturbing as this book was I loved (some of ) the characters. The book is so well written and I would highly recommend it.

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    Stantonizer 03-02-16
    Stantonizer 03-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "amazing."

    I am highly recommending this to anyone who loves good characters and can stomach a good amount of gore! Wonderful book. Just wonderful.

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    Claudia 11-20-15
    Claudia 11-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great reader, wonderfully strange story!"

    I have loved this book for years-- the plot, the linguistic gymnastics, the bizarre characters-- but this reader takes it to another level. I love her as the voice of Olympia, which is not easy as she is supposed to be a narrator herself. She also captures the rhythm of carnival life in a way that makes me believe this story was meant to be read.

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    Emma Reisch 09-11-15
    Emma Reisch 09-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "What a surprise"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for an oddly touching story about love and family. The characters are unique and beautifully flawed and although there are times the story is shocking and grand, it never stops feeling intimate.


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    Sandy Norman, OK, United States 08-20-15
    Sandy Norman, OK, United States 08-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Wow! What an imagination"

    This book is like nothing I've ever read or could have ever imagined. It was a strange, twisted, bizarre testament of love. And I liked it!

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    Melissa Dayton, OH, United States 09-29-13
    Melissa Dayton, OH, United States 09-29-13 Member Since 2010

    Counselor with eclectic taste, I enjoy all types of fiction, dark, strange and twisted things, humor and explicitly.

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    "I get glimpses of the horror of normalcy"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Great, I mean gritty great, psychologically disturbing,but mind blowingly great character development... the twisted psyche of the family members is absolutely enamoring.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Geek Love?

    Too many, one would have to be Mungo's demise and Ms Lick's last foot bath.


    Which character – as performed by Christina Moore – was your favorite?

    Olympia, absolutely.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Made me think, cringe, laugh, wonder, contemplate and cry.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended to those out there who appreciate the dark side of human psyche, those who can appreciate twisted beauty outside the mainstream and those of you who enjoy a true story that will leave you wanting more.

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    Felicia United States 08-30-13
    Felicia United States 08-30-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Not what I expected"
    If you could sum up Geek Love in three words, what would they be?

    Weirdly charming bool


    Would you be willing to try another book from Katherine Dunn? Why or why not?

    Yes, I would be willing to try another. She did a good job of getting the reader/listener to relate to characters that were way out there.


    Have you listened to any of Christina Moore’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not, so I can't compare. But I thought she was a great narrator.


    Who was the most memorable character of Geek Love and why?

    Ollie. The main character. You got to know her best and could see everything from her point of view.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was not what I expected. I was expecting more of a love story and a kind of a twisted sort of fairytale. I guess in a way it was that. It was an interesting story for sure.

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